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College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: John N. Tsuchida

Vice Chair: Hsin-sheng C. Kao

Department Office: Faculty Offices FO3-340
Telephone: (562) 985-4645
FAX: (562) 985-1535
Center: Center for Asian Pacific American Studies

Faculty: Masako O. Douglas, Linda N. España-Maram, Hiroko Kataoka, Hsin-sheng C. Kao, Barbara W. Kim, San-pao Li (Emeritus), Feng-Ying Ming, Dean S. Toji, John N. Tsuchida, Tianwei Xie, Teri Yamada


Undergraduate: Dean S. Toji (Asian American Studies)

Hsin-sheng C. Kao (Asian Studies and Chinese Studies)

Hiroko Kataoka (Japanese)

Graduate: Linda N. España-Maram

Associate Faculty: Christine Bhat (Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling), Jeffrey Broughton (Religious Studies), Kendall Brown (Art History), Chi-Ah Chun (Psychology), Vincent Del Casino (Geography), Frank Gossette (Geography), Lisa Grobar (Economics), Sarath Gunatilake (Health Science), Jack W. Hou (Economics), Tomotaka Ishimine (Economics), Margaret Kuo (History), Xiaoping Liang (Linguistics), William Mulligan (Journalism), Kim Oanh Nguyen-Lam (CLMER), Jyotsna Pattnaik (Teacher Education), Karen Quintiliani (Anthropology), George Scott (Anthropology), Oliver Wang (Sociology), R. Scott Wilson (Anthropology), Teresa Wright (Political Science)

Administrative Support Coordinator: Chad Tsuyuki

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

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